The pain before the joy // 26-09-19

“For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering.” Romans‬ ‭8:22-23‬ ‭NLT‬‬

In childbirth, pain, caused by contractions, is the signal that baby is on the way and when it has done it’s job it gives way to great joy!! This current world and season we are in, tough as it is, will not last forever! Tho all creation is groaning, and we feel pain; tho it might seem like hard work, let’s see it as that time of labour that comes before delivery; a signal that God IS working to get us ready for the new thing He IS bringing! Lord, help me to hold on to the hope of the joy that is yet to come! Amen 🙏🏼😊